|Gustav Mahler and his “little composition house”|
|From 1908 to 1910 Gustav Mahler, a Bohemian musical genius, spent his summer months enjoying the fresh summer air of the Dolomites in Carbonin Vecchia in the immediate vicinity of Dobbiaco. To compose his musical masterpieces, however, Gustav Mahler chose the unique setting of what is today the Dobbiaco Nature Park. His “little composition house” - a little wooden hut in the “Belle Époque” style - is still standing to this day. Within its walls, surrounded by the silence of the Dolomites, Mahler created his unforgettable works, including the 9th and 10th symphonies; the 10th was left unfinished. Looking towards the beauty of the Dolomites that embrace Dobbiaco, Gustav Mahler composed “Das Lied der Erde” (The Song of the Earth). Every year Dobbiaco hosts the Gustav Mahler Music weeks to honour this unforgotten artist. A not-to-be-missed event!|
|Since the year 2000 there has been a nature trail on Lake Dobbiaco, not far from the village: You’ll find 11 activity stops along the trail, ideal for both the young and young at heart to get together and enjoy nature in the open air.|
|The Wildlife Park in Dobbiaco was opened about 20 years ago and has, over time, become one of the main places of interest in the area as well as an enjoyable educational destination. Besides red deer and other domestic animal species - such as the eagle owl and the snowy owl - you can admire rare animals such as lynxes and raccoons. As a guest of the Romantik Hotel Santer you are warmly invited to visit the Wildlife Park free of charge.|
|Nature Park House and Forest Wonder World|
Entertaining and informative, nature is at your very fingertips in the Nature Park House. Here at the multi-media interactive Mitmach-Museum you’ll find a wealth of information on the nature and culture of the Sesto Dolomites Nature Park, the Fanes – Sennes – Braies Nature Park, the geological composition of the territory, the war events which took place on the Dolomites’ front during World War I and all 7 nature parks of South Tyrol. At the Experience Workshop you can re-discover nature with all your senses: Smell it, feel it, look at it and hear it, while at the aquarium you can go on a journey of discovery to find out about the life of frogs and amphibians.
Opening hours: From May to October and from Christmas to March:
Tuesday – Saturday
09.30am – 12.30pm and 4.00pm – 7.00pm
July and August: also open on Sundays and Thursdays from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.
|The Three Peaks Showcase Dairy|
Since its reopening in September 2004 the Three Peaks Showcase Dairy in Dobbiaco allows its guests a unique insight into the process of cheese and milk production.
After a short informative introduction about the beginning and development of cheese production, guests can enjoy a 20 stop tour along the production showcase led by an expert guide. Naturally, you are welcome to taste and buy the Alpine dairy products.
The Alpine dairy showcase is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8.00am to 6.00pm and Sundays from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Closed on Monday.
|The Dobbiaco district biomass heating plant show-trail|
Since 1995 the district heating power plant – a cooperative of 550 members – has been supplying 1.200 households in Dobbiaco and S. Candido with biomass district heating.
The biomass show-trail was opened during the expansion of the district heating plant in July 2005: it was the first of its kind in Europe. When touring the district, heating power plant visitors can personally observe the process of generating electrical and thermal energy from wood chips largely obtained from local forests. Through the many interactive display boards you will learn all there is to know about this process.
The visitors’ display is open daily from 09.00am to 5.00pm. Every Thursday at 4.00pm expert staff will lead you on a guided tour.